There are lots of different types of language that children (and older poets) can use within their poems… nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification and more!
To help children to plan the language that they might use in poetry, I’ve created the two printable templates below. Boxes are available for children to record the different vocabulary that they think of when planning their poems.
These resources could also be shown on a large display during the main teaching input to help children to think about the different types of language (and to remind them of the meaning of each). They could also be enlarged onto big sheets of paper and added to a class display so that children can build up a collection of each type of vocabulary.
Can you think of any other ways that this resource can be used in the classroom? Leave a comment to share your thoughts with other teachers.